The Indonesian government and the Australian government to strengthen cooperation in the fields of education and sports .
" I think it is very good if the two countries developed cooperation . Sector education and exercise is the best way to develop it , " said Australian Ambassador Greg Moriarty when met at the festival and Australian Rules Football matches ( ASF ) in GOR Sumantri Brodjonegoro , Jakarta , Saturday ( 12/4 ) .
Greg said he was happy seeing Indonesian school children can rejoice while exercising . He was also amazed by the enthusiasm of the students when playing ASF - Australia’s national sport .
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" As someone who grew up playing and watching Australian football , is extraordinary watching male and female students from these schools to learn a new sport and play in friendship , " said Greg .
On that occasion , Greg also expect some sort of event to enhance the cooperation of two countries . He also considered that Australia will continue to support partnerships that promote education and sports with Indonesia .
" I am very happy to be here , the enthusiasm of the students was outstanding . I’m sure between Indonesia and Australia will be more closely connected through this partnership , " Greg added .
Greg admits Australia’s relationship with Indonesia is less harmonious , because he hopes that through such cooperation that is able to bridge the two countries and strengthen relationships .
"Education is the most powerful way to build a relationship person to person , this we have done since time immemorial and there is a future challenge , but I ‘m sure it will bond more closely in the future , " said Greg .
The event was followed by a 3 Cullinan West Java SMP and SMP 1 Kamung Kelor Tangerang , Banten . The two schools are the recipients of funds through a partnership between the Australian - Indonesian . The partnership aims to increase access to schools so that children can quality education through development .
Approximately 180 students and 40 teachers from the two schools attended the event . The students then competes typical Australian football .
Help Australian partnership , known as the Australian Aid is claimed has increased the construction of 450 schools throughout Indonesia . They also call have helped improve the quality of madrasah with the help of grant funding AUS $ 13.4 million .
Director of Middle Schools ( PSMP ) Ministry of Education and Culture Educate Suhardi hope this kind of cooperation can continue.
" We are very pleased with this cooperation , hopefully this can be continued into the future , " said Didik .
Greg calls , assistance or partnership with Indonesia , particularly in the field of education will continue to do it as long as the Indonesian government put forward the education sector .